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Terrorism paralyses Wall Street

Trading was suspended in the City and Wall Street after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in the heart of New York&#39s financial district, the Pentagon and other Washington targets.

The FTSE continued trading to close down 287 points at 4746, a fall of 5.7 per cent from the start of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged at 9605 when trading stopped following the evacuation of Wall Street.

The London Stock Exchange, major City offices and Canary Wharf were evacuated as the London financial services industry ground to a halt.

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